December 6, 2012
Thanks Dennis for fixing this one!
Thanks Dennis for taking the time to fix this one. I had thought that this recording was a lost cause because of the loose left channel XLR jack on my Beyer MV-100. I had to have that repaired and re-soldered.
I recorded both 12/30/00 at The Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, and this show at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. The Universal is a little smaller and has better acoustics. The taper section there was closer to the stage, as I remember. This was the last time that I was able to record a show with my good friend 'TaperRon' Owensby. We used my old Nakamichi CM-300 shotguns that I had sold to Ron to buy my Neumanns because I thought that the CP-4 shotgun capsules might minimize the cavernous acoustics of the Coliseum. (The sound of the CP-4 capsules was always kind of midrangy. You loose a lot of sound quality for that side rejection.) The taper section for this show was on the floor, right behind the board, and actually sounded better than up in the balcony where Bill Graham had us set up when the Dead played there. (I think Uncle Bobo liked his pre-show volleyball games much better than the tapers, and the volleyball games always took place right behind the board on the floor.)
I liked hearing Kimock a lot. I'm sorry that I never was able to catch a Zero show.